Johnny stars in a Post Raisin Bran TV Commercial
Johnny Counterfit DVD's CD's and other Merchandise available on this web site, through the "Merchandise" button to the left.
George Jones...Rest in Peace, my friend
Worldwide Concerts with Counterfit
Watch Johnny's schedule page for specific concert dates in Australia & New Zealand
Comedian Gets Serious, by God!
My thanks to CMR Nashville promoter, Lee Williams, for his efforts on my behalf, resulting in a Contemporary Christian song I wrote and recorded, Send God An Instant Message Everyday, reaching #6, this week, in the UK and Europe. All my Comedy and voice impression merchandise, along with Country Music, and Contemporary Christian selections are available on this web site (Merchandise page), as well as iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and most other digital outlet stores.
Media Outlets: Send me an E-Mail (email@example.com) to request a CD or Download of my songs.
New CD for 2013 Johnny Counterfit sings with an Orchestra using his own voice!
Johnny's songs he has personally written and recorded are available using the "Digital Downloads" button to the left. *These are also available on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Napster, and most other Digital stores.
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New for 2013 Johnny Counterfit Sings With An Orchestra
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Another Television Interview
I want to thank Country Entertainment USA magazine for the televised interview conducted by Steve Riley. The magazine has expanded it's Country Music print format to include artist interviews via video. The web page: show.countryentertainmentusa.com contains part 1 and part 2 of my interview.
Ratings Report 1.4 Million Viewers for Johnny's TV Guest Appearance
Recently, the popular television show, Larry's Country Diner registered 1.4 million viewers, with Johnny as a guest. Produced by Larry Black of Gabriel Productions, the show continues to be a huge hit with the viewing public.
Fan Base Spreads to Guam
We just filled an order of DVD's and a CD for a customer in Guam!
Ft. Worth, Texas Radio Station Interview
My thanks to Joe Bielinski, of (Ft. Worth, Texas Radio station) KTFW Radio & 92.1HankFM.com for interviewing me, and playing a number of my songs. Each Sunday evening, Joe plays REAL country music by stars, super stars, and artists that should be stars! During the interview, I fielded many of my voice impressions, and Joe played 2 of the songs I wrote, and recorded in my own voice entitled, Elbowcellphonitis, and I Can't Believe How Much I'm Glad You're Gone. Thanks, Joe!
Rock of Gibraltar Customer
I always try to give a "Rock-Solid" performance, and I knew my comedy voice impressions, variety of music and singing impressions were reaching far and wide, thanks to radio and television, but today was the first time we had received an order of purchase, for merchandise, from a customer living on the Rock of Gibraltar!
Airplay and interviews are lifelines to me and my fellow artists, so I always appreciate when air personalities include me in their daily broadcasts. "Tron" with KCMN, in Colorado Springs, CO. is always playing my recordings, and promoting my career; my thanks to Tron for interviewing me; be sure to tune him in, mornings, on KCMN.
Tom Perryman & Texas Radio Station KKUS, The Ranch are #1
Congratulations to my buddy, Tom Perryman; the station is #1 in the market, for Tyler, Texas, and beyond! Tom plays my recordings, along with the choicest country music you will hear.
Listen to Tom 9-11 (central time), on the Internet at theranch.fm
25 Years Ago.....an EMMY Award
2012 marks 25 years since I starred in the EMMY Award winning CBS television show, Claymation Christmas Celebration, created by Wil Vinton Studios. I provided the voices of "Rex" and music conductor, "Quassimoto" in a television special (still) in reruns each Christmas season, and forever on the Internet. Where does the time go?
Country's Family Reunion Newspaper
Get your subscription started; the April issue is being read right now! Current news, lots of photographs, articles written by some of my fellow artists, advertising (my ad is on page 11), and even a monthly column by the always funny, Nadine! This is an informative, and quick read for every fan of REAL Country Music!
New "Elbowcellphonitis" Comedy Song Addresses Cell Phone Distraction
UPDATE: As of January 11, the song has been added to broadcast stations, and Internet sites around the world.
Thanks to increasing news coverage regarding the danger of "cell phone distraction" while driving, the new Johnny Counterfit song, Elbowcellphonitis is one of the fastest growing "adds" to airplay lists around the world.
Johnny wrote and recorded the amusing song, which some in radio are calling a "Public Service" message, after contending with drivers unable to adequately maintain traffic safety and efficiency, while driving.Radio Programmers: For your complimentary MP3 download, please E-Mail Johnny (email@example.com), or go to the merchandise page (click Merchandise icon).
My songs added to The All Nighter Show * Marcia Campbell * WSM 650am
All you night owls, be sure to tune into the WSM All Nighter Show, starring Marcia Campbell, Monday-Friday; I appreciate Marcia adding my songs and comedy routines to her very popular broadcast.
3 Additional Countries Add Johnny's Songs on Radio
My thanks to Warren Fuller, of 2nufm.com, Australia, for adding my songs to his play list.....
Radio eversonpaladini 95.1 FM, Sao Jose SC Brazil........
and..........Big River FM 96.2 in New Zealand, to theirs.
Radio Stations in addition to The USA, and United Kingdom broadcasters include, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Austria, and The Netherlands.
Johnny Helps Raise Scholarship Funds
Share America Foundation, Inc. recently presented Emily Hullender of Tunnel Hill, Ga. the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship for $1,000 at the Ringgold Depot. From left, Share America Foundation secretary James Pelt, comedian Johnny Counterfit, SAF chairman Joe Turner, Jeff Hullender, Emily Hullender, Justin Hullender, and SAF president Randall Franks. Hullender was selected as the 2008 Catoosa County designee for the scholarship at the age of 15. She now attends Chattanooga State working towards a career as a dental hygienist. She attended Dogwood Christian Academy in Tunnel Hill, Ga. She sings soprano or tenor with the Jeff Hullender Family with her father Jeff Hullender and her brother Justin.
Parlais Vous, Le Counterfit?
The song I wrote and recorded in my own voice, A Couple of Girls Ago, has been added to a radio station in Lyon, France! Merci
Multiple Encores...London England Performance
My sincere thanks to the audience, during my performance in the British Country Music Awards ceremony/television show October 23; my third encore turned into a standing ovation only when the Master of Ceremonies assured the audience I would return. I deeply appreciate such a welcome in London, England, and Lee Williams, as well as the entire board of BCMA for allowing me such an honor.
I also had the privilege of hearing some great country music talent, from all over the U.K.
Music to My Ears & Around the Globe to Your Ears
SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio, Internet sites, and regular broadcast radio have been playing my comedy and voice impressions around the world for many years, so (recently) I decided to begin using airplaydirect.com in order to get songs Iíve written and recorded in my own voice, to Internet audio sites, as well as broadcast radio stations subscribed to airplaydirect.com.As of October 12, Elbowcellphonitis, Twice In A Lifetime, Amanda Marie, Send God An Instant Message Everyday, and (I got over you) A Couple of Girls Ago are the most streamed and downloaded songs on my list. These songs are available for sale on this web site, as well as CDBaby, iTUNES, AmazonMP3, and most other digital merchandise web portals.
Catch Me on SIRIUS/XM's
LAUGH USA & Willie's Roadhouse channels
Grand Ole Opry Appearance; Full House and a Fabulous Audience!
Look over the drummer's area; here's Johnny performing in front of a full house, on The Grand Ole Opry
New 90 minute DVD Available...Live in Concert 3
The new DVD & CD, as well as a full array of previously released DVD's, CD's, Souvenir Song Books (Johnny's original songs, including lyrics, and notes for guitar and piano) on this web site's Merchandise Page, and at both Ernest Tubb Record Shops in Nashville, TN., and the "Stockyards" store in Ft. Worth, TX
*DVD also available as a Region-Zero release, for UK/Europe markets.
New DVD features voice impressions and jokes, added to your favorites: 90 minute show includes Johnny's Not-Too-Loud-Band
American Hero, Today!
I highly recommend this book, Without Hesitation, by General (Ret) Hugh Shelton. This is a book every leader, no matter their chosen profession, should read....twice!
Hugh's life is a splendid example of American family values, as well as the importance of education, training, honor and integrity, and how these attributes are key in a successful life.
Digital & Mail Order Merchandise items now available
All merchandise items are (now) available, on this web site, for delivery via the Post Office. Please go to the merchandise page, and "click" accordingly; digital merchandise can be obtained by "clicking" the proper icon as well.
My Songs, My Voice
Songs I've written and recorded are now available on iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon, and most other digital music websites. A complete CD album will be available (soon) on this website.
Dressing Room Show?
Here is a fun clip of me, doing an impression of Johnny Cash, along with Branson On The Road performers, Debbie Horton, and Brian Capps, in a dressing room, between shows.
Highlight and paste this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj4uBAUJd5E&feature=sub
Action......On Stage........Keep It Going......Knock The Audience Out.....
My thanks to Country Entertainment USA magazine, and writer/assistant editor, Holly Marie Tong, for including me in their debut publication; a nice two-page article, with color photos looks great!. The magazine pledges to present artists from a wide array of the industry, allowing updates on veterans and information on new artists.
On RFD Television Network
Recently, while channel surfing, I landed on the RFD network, and there I was performing on Country's Family Reunion. As I watched, the camera swept across those around me; so many are gone now, but not forgotten.
What Some Do For A Buck
Author, Eileen Sisk photo by: Anthony Scalati
"When one considers exhaustive research culminating into a concise story, surrounding one of country music's legendary, yet seldom understood architects, this is a book every fan of music, and humanity should read."
------Johnny Counterfit, comedian, impressionist, songwriter
George Jones and Johnny Counterfit
What a great time I had being part of George Jones' concert show, at Sam's Town Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi. Though I've been on stage and recordings with George in the past, I always feel blessed and very fortunate to share the stage with this true legend of Country Music.
Book Focuses On My Career
What a nice thing to happen; author Loyal Jones includes me in his book about country music humorists and comedians. There are 400 pages of information on artists, (A to Z) with real insight.
Another Book Includes Me
In May of 2008, book author, Barry Barnes asked me for an interview, to be included in a brand new book, Nashville Now & Then. The book is out, and my interview, along with color photographs, is now for sale.
$21.00 will cover book cost as well as s/h charges. Make checks payable to
Barry Barnes 9 Music Square South #285 Nashville, TN 37203
Ode To A Loaf Of Bread
Periodically, I am asked how one becomes successful in the entertainment business. The long answer would fill a couple pages, so allow me to advance a few suggestions. Whether you wish to become a recording and/or performing star, you will most likely have to interact with agents, manager-types, people that know more than the rest of us, and (generally) buffoons just wanting to get in your pockets; all of this before you have a chance to make a reasonable amount of money. Simply apply the same common sense you would when shopping for a loaf of bread, to wit, what am I buying, what does it cost, what will I get for my money.
Learn the business of business, then learn the entertainment business, or hire someone with reputable and verifiable credentials. Good bread takes time and hard work; If you slice off more than you can chew, you're the heel!